FAQ’s

How white will my teeth go?

We look for a minimum of 5 shades whiter but get an average of 8 shades whiter from your starting shade. This is dependent on the type of staining and the mineral content contained within your teeth so results will therefore vary between individuals. Generally speaking, we will get your teeth to as white as they were when you were a teenager or as white as they can naturally go, either way, you will have shiny white teeth.

How long does it take?

The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes, but when you come in we will go through everything with you and do a consultation so it usually takes about an hour in total. That is the complete treatment and you will see the results immediately after you have finished.

Will I feel pain or sensitivity?

No, at the White House we use a patented whitening gel that contains no hydrogen peroxide or bleach. This enables us to get superior results without experiencing any sensitivity, during or after the whitening procedure.

How long does the treatment last?

The results last depending on your lifestyle, however on average it would last about 1 year before you come back to the original shade.

Is the process harmful to teeth?

No, our professional Teeth Whitening system has been proven to have no short or long-term negative effects on the enamel of teeth, on the dentin of teeth or the gums. In fact, it is specially formulated to improve general oral health while whitening.

Is the process harmful to teeth?

No, the effect on teeth is no different to the effect from commonly ingested foods or regular dental procedures. Our professional Teeth Whitening system has been proven to have no short or long-term negative effects on the enamel of teeth, on the dentin of teeth or the gums. In fact, it is specially formulated to improve general oral health, while whitening.

I’m getting married when should we get our teeth whitened?

Usually, a good time to come in and get your teeth whitened would be about 3 weeks before getting married. If you wish to have them whitened sooner we would suggest to have them done and then use your free or discounted top-up again maybe a week before the wedding this way you will already know where we are and what to expect. The top-up treatment only takes 20 minutes and we get very good results with this if you have had them whitened within the last 12 months.

Will the treatment whiten crowns, veneers or false teeth?

The treatment is not designed to whiten caps, crowns or false teeth, it will however, clean and restore the false teeth back to their original colour. It will remove all stains and plaque that may have built up on them and the natural teeth will be whitened as normal. Over time the false teeth or crowns will tend not to discolour as much as your natural teeth. If the crowns have been in for 4 years or more then you will probably notice the shade difference and when the treatment is done the teeth will get whitened back to the shade that they were when the crowns were put in.
In any case, we will always do a no obligation consultation to make sure that we will achieve the desired results, which quite often will differ from person to person, depending on your own personal preferences. we can tailor each treatment for each individual. If you are planning to have a crown, bridge, filling or false tooth, it is recommended that you first have your teeth whitened. Your dentist will then be able to match the shade of the false tooth to your new colour.

Do I need to get a scale and polish before having my teeth whitened?

It is not necessary to have a scale and polish specifically prior to getting your teeth whitened we would, of course, recommend your regular visits to the dentist so just go whenever you are due. Any plaque or stains that have built up on the teeth as well as stains that have built up deep within the teeth will all be removed during the whitening treatment anyway, again this is not a replacement for having a scale and polish as we only whiten about 18 front facing teeth that are in the natural smile. It would be necessary for you to have a scale and polish prior to having your teeth whitened if you have visible calculus (or tartar) built up on the outside of the teeth. Other then that just floss and brush on the day before coming in.

How soon can I get an appointment?

This is dependent on your own flexibility, we are open late nights on Thursdays and also open on Saturdays, if you would like to reserve either of these times you would need to book in at least two weeks in advance. If you are more flexible we might be able to fit you in within a couple of days notice. Please contact 01-8904613 and one of our technicians will book you in on a day and time that suits you. Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
We are also open Thursday’s until 9pm

Who can’t get their teeth whitened?

Although there is no known side effects it is not permitted by the White House to undergo the treatment if you are currently pregnant or under the age of 18

 

How does the money back guarantee work?

* Terms and conditions of refund policy

On the day of your treatment shade measurements will be taken in conjunction with your treatment consent form, we will confirm this shade with you and record it on the form. We aim to achieve a minimum of 5 shades whiter from your starting shade. If you do not achieve 5 shades whiter (measured on the international standard Vitapan Shade guide) on the day of your treatment you are entitled to not pay for the treatment or we can offer you additional whitening sessions free of charge to achieve optimum and satisfactory results or a complimentary home kit if that is preferable. Payment of treatment on the day is accepted as customer satisfaction with results.

After treatment is completed there is a 24 hour white diet required. We cannot control this and results will diminish if the white diet is not adhered to accidentally or otherwise. We also understand that even with adhering to the white diet, in a small number of cases regression can occur therefore:

  • If you’re not happy with the results after leaving the clinic please don’t hesitate to get back in contact with us to discuss it and we will arrange for you to come back into us. When returning we will take new shade measurements and compare this to your old shade, we will discuss this with you and we can then decide what’s best to do. Generally speaking, another 30 minute session will resolve 90% of the regression cases and achieve optimum results. Perhaps a full refund will be preferable, this can be discussed in clinic after consultation with your dental professional and verification has been made of less than a 5 shade improvement. There is no charge for this visit and re-treatment.
  • If you completed a second treatment but have still not achieved the desired minimum 5 shades whiter you are still entitled to a full refund that day in clinic. If you are still not happy please make sure to mention this to the Dental professional afterwards so that they can recheck and record your finishing results on the day and issue the refund afterwards once approved.
  • If you have had a second treatment and achieved satisfactory results but afterwards found that the teeth have regressed, please don’t hesitate to contact us again, we will need you to come back to the clinic to verify that the shade has regressed again. At this point we would not recommend further treatment, unfortunately, about 2% of people’s teeth will not hold the whiter shade due to the mineral content and composition of the enamel and dentine of the teeth, therefore further sessions would likely just regress again. Once we have verified and recorded the shade we can offer the full refund.
  • The shade check, re-treatment and refund must be completed within a maximum of 30 days of initial treatment.

 


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